Expert employment solicitor Rebecca Reid answers questions and explains about employment contracts.
Solicitor Katie Ash answers some questions and explains about contracts of employment.
What are the different types of restrictive covenants in an employment contract?
The standard types of restrictions which can be used by employers are:
• non-competition covenants - restrictions on the former employee working in similar employment for a competitor;
• non-solicitation covenants – which prevent poaching of clients/customers/suppliers of the former employer.
Restrictive covenants tend to be in most employment law contracts in one form or another and every business has information that it will consider both essential and invaluable to its operation and success. It then makes it essential that restricting the use of this information by its employees after their employment has ended vital to the protection of the business or customer contacts.